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Complete Idiot's Guide to Roberts Rules
Nancy Sylvester
The Guerrilla Guide to Robert's Rules


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As a Professional Speaker, Nancy can help your organization by educating and motivating through a customized speech that is designed to meet the needs of the particular occasion and client. 


As a Trainer specializing in Team Building, Leadership, Communication Skills, and Meeting Facilitation, Nancy can help your organization understand, apply, and improve these skills.  


Nancy has assisted organizations large and small by serving as a convention parliamentarian, bylaws consultant, bylaws author, advisor to the Board of Directors, opinion writer, expert witness, presiding officer, election supervisor, and trainer. 


Nancy Sylvester is a Certified Professional Parliamentarian (CPP) and Certified Professional Teacher of Parliamentary Procedure (CPP-T) through the American Institute of Parliamentarians as well as a Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP) through the National Association of Parliamentarian. She has served as the Parliamentarian for the National Association of Parliamentarians mulitple timess, thus serving as the parliamentarians’ parliamentarian.


Nancy is an the author of the books The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Robert’s Rules and The Guerrilla’s Guide to Robert’s Rules as well as handbooks on parliamentary procedure and effective meetings. Nancy has also been published mulitple times in both the Parliamentary Journal and the National Parliamentarian.   


Nancy travels all over the globe to provide parliamentary, training and speaking services to her many clients. She has been recognized as a meeting expert in the New York Times, Successful Meetings Magazine and the book Mastering Meetings, written by the 3M Meeting Management Team.  


Nancy is a Professor Emeritus of Speech at Rock Valley College with a Masters Degree in Communications from the University of Michigan and a Bachelors's degree in Communications from Indiana State Unveristy. She is the 1999 Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce Athena Award Winner and the 2001 Alta Hulett Award for the Professions recipient. 



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